An appeals panel has ruled that Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Laura E. Drager (See Profile) abused her discretion when she denied an application by Massachusetts attorney Danielle E. deBenedictis to appear pro hac vice in Perkins v. Elbilia, 315467/10, a matrimonial case. The motion by defendant Bruce Elbilia to admit Ms. deBenedictis pro hac vice should be granted because it “was made within days after the commencement of the action; pro hac vice admission would not adversely affect judicial efficiency or the court’s control of its courtroom and calendar,” the Appellate Division, First Department, panel said. “Defendant’s submissions satisfied the statutory requirements for pro hac vice admission.”
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